James Thomas RenzPrivate First Class
HQ BTRY, 12TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
03 June 1945 - 29 December 1966
Des Plaines, Illinois
Panel 13E Line 100
The database page for James Thomas Renz
I have a very dear friend of mine who is still around with the last name of Renz. My friend is from the greater Chicago metro area, originally, and has since moved away. I know that my friend Mr. Renz was a Vietnam veteran. I have no idea if James Thomas Renz is his relative or not.
After working as a volunteer for a travelling version of the Vietnam Wall last weekend, I've been searching this site. If, or if not, James Thomas Renz is a relative of my friend, I just wanted everyone to know: we appreciate the sacrifice given, we will not forget, and may we all pray for a time when there is no need for "memorials" to war veterans. May we all someday live in peace.
Denise M. Vollmer
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 29 Dec 1966 five Marines were killed in Quang Tri Province by "friendly fire":
From the 1st ArmAmphib CmdChron page 6:"A premature burst of a 105mm round occurred at 0510, 29 December 1966 at the 1st Platoon position at the mouth of the Cua Viet River (YD348696) resulting in 3 KIA and 2 WIA (evac) from this Company."
From the 12th Marines Operations Log for 29 Dec:
An LVTH-6 "Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Howitzer" was an amphibious tractor fitted with a 105mm howitzer. Although the 1st Armored Amphibian Company was formally assigned to the 1st Marine Division, it was the only armored amphibian unit in Vietnam and its platoons supported Marines from both the 1st and 3rd Marine Divisions.
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one who remembers,
Denise M. Vollmer
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 Jun 2001
Last updated 07/01/2006